CGIAR research program on livestock and fish

The vision of this CGIAR Research Program is for the health, livelihoods and future prospects of the poor and vulnerable, especially women and children, to be transformed through consumption of adeCGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish logoquate amounts of meat, milk and/or fish and from benefiting from the associated animal source food value chains.

 

 

It aims to realize this vision by seizing upon an unprecedented opportunity to integrate and exploit three ongoing revolutions – the Livestock Revolution, the Blue Revolution and the Gene Revolution. It will do this by fostering partnerships that harness the respective strengths of research and development partners, including the private sector, and also other relevant CRPs.

 

The Program will test the hypothesis that increased access to animal source foods by the poor, especially women and children, can be achieved at scale by strengthening carefully selected meat, milk and fish value chains in which the poor can capture a significant share of the benefits. Technologies and lessons generated through this focused approach will be applicable in broader regional and global settings.

 

It will concentrate its collective efforts on nine animal‐product value chains in eight countries, replacing our conventional approach of more piece‐meal research across scattered sites. This will allow us to integrate our research in a holistic manner to generate the solutions that will transform the selected value chains and produce more food.

 

 

This week (15 Jul 2014), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) organized a discussion at CTA's Fin4Ag Conference in Nairobi on 'Testing innovations in livestock and dairy value chain finance: Insights from East and Southern Africa'. The discussion was moderated by Jo Cadilhon, a senior agro-economist in ILRI's Policy, Trade and Value Chains Program who is based at the institute's Nairobi headquarters. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2014

This 5-minute film tells the story of the Tanzanian Tanga Dairy Platform, which is helping dairy farmers in Tanzania to improve their milk production and sales. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2014

This short film tells the story of Sheha Saidi, a dairy farmer from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, who compares her experiences of keeping dairy cattle in Tanzania’s largest city with the experiences of her sister who lives and keeps dairy cows in Pongwe, Tanga.
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ILRI news blog, Jul/2014

In the film, Faustina Akyoo, a small-scale dairy farmer, explains how she learnt dairying from her parents in Arusha before moving to the coastal town of Tanga where she continued keeping cows in addition to taking up employment. She is now retired, and her five dairy cows are an important source of income for her family. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2014

Future food security will be achieved by exploiting the power of ‘new biosciences’. The new biosciences include genomics (the study of the structure, function, evolution and mapping of all the heritable traits of an organism), immunology and vaccinology (the science or methodology of vaccine bio-informatics. But without marrying the power of these new biosciences tools … Continue reading

Sustainable Livestock Digest, Jul/2014

On 8 May 2014 the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program supported the Global Knowledge Initiative's (GKI) dairy value chain collaboration colloquium in Kampala. It sponsored three Tanzania dairy value chain partners who participated as challengers in the event. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jul/2014

To enable its research achieve more impact at scale, the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program has put great effort in working together with global, regional and local partners. In June, staff from the program met with the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) representatives to explore such partnership possibilities. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jul/2014

Experts from different scientific fields and international research organizations shared their expertise on food and nutrition security on Monday 16 June, 2014 at the FoodAfrica midterm seminar. The seminar, organized by FoodAfrica co-ordinators MTT Agrifood Research Finland, was held at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Karen Marshall and Stanly Tebug were part of the team … Continue reading

Sustainable Livestock Digest, Jul/2014

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) participated actively in the African Livestock Conference and Exhibition (ALiCE2014), the theme of which was 'Developing livestock value chains and improving livelihood in Africa', held at the Speke Resort & Conference Centre, in Kampala, Uganda, 18–20 June 2014. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jul/2014

You don’t read French? Read the English version of this post here. L’Institut international de recherche sur l’élevage (ILRI) et CTA invitent les acteurs du développement et chercheurs à contribuer au Séminaire sur les chaînes de valeur lait en Afrique, qui aura lieu à Nairobi (Kenya) du 21 au 24 septembre 2014. L’objectif de ce … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jul/2014

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Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Alessandra Galiè
Social Scientist: Gender
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Ben Lukuyu
Feed Specialist
Beth Njoroge
Administrative Assistant

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Flickr photo from the album Livestock Portraits by ILRI

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ILRI people working on this research program

Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Alessandra Galiè
Social Scientist: Gender
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Ben Lukuyu
Feed Specialist
Beth Njoroge
Administrative Assistant
Daisy Wanjiru Kariuki
Program Accountant
Daisy Wanjiru Kariuki
Program Accountant
Danilo Pezo
Animal Nutritionist / Project Leader Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development in Uganda Project

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